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119

ATTRIBUTED TO SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS, P.R.A. | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, PROBABLY FREDERICK, PRINCE OF WALES

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

A Life of John Richardson: A Scholar Collects

ATTRIBUTED TO SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS, P.R.A. | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, PROBABLY FREDERICK, PRINCE OF WALES

ATTRIBUTED TO SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS, P.R.A. | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, PROBABLY FREDERICK, PRINCE OF WALES

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

8,820

USD

A Life of John Richardson: A Scholar Collects

ATTRIBUTED TO SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS, P.R.A.

Plympton, Devon 1723 - 1792 London

PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, PROBABLY FREDERICK, PRINCE OF WALES


oil on canvas

30¼ by 25⅛ in.; 76.8 by 63.8 cm.

The canvas is lined and is stable on its stretcher. The painting is in overall good condition, with areas of impasto still retained in the sitter's white blouse and in the order of the garter on his chest. The painting reads strongly, and there are no visible areas of loss or instability to the surface. Some faint and stable craquelure is visible. Inspection under UV reveals some scattered spots of retouching in the background and in the lower costume. Thin strokes of retouching are visible in the sitter's face and hair, in some cases to address the craquelure pattern. There is a thin line of retouching running through the sitter's proper left cheek, as well as some more concentrated areas of retouching beneath his nose and in the shadows around both eyes. Some of the retouches in the face have slightly discolored, and if distracting, they may benefit from a freshening, but otherwise the painting is ready to hang in its present condition. Offered in a decoratively carved gilt frame.


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From whom acquired.